The cover for my newest novel A Chronicle of Chaos features a shield with eight symbols carved upon it. Each of the symbols represents a different army, faction or group of people within the series. Over the next eight days, to complement the release countdown, I will be posting about each of the symbols to give some background on the armies you can expect to learn about in Chaos and the upcoming novels in the series.
The first symbol I will be talking about can be seen on the right of the shield:
This is the sigil of the Children of Light-one of the two main warring armies in the series. The Children of Light are led by immortal warrior queen Callista Nienna. Callista is the matriarch of her family, leader of her armies and the ruler of the entire nation of Alcherys (the country where the Children of Light are based).
Their symbol, known as ‘the four daggers of eternity’ was designed by Callista in her early years, when she was first rallying support for her army. She saw the symbol in an ancient text of unknown origin called the Book of Alcherys and decided to take the symbol as her own.
The four daggers represent strength and honour, pointed inwards to stress the importance of looking upon your inner self, and maintaining relations with family. In the centre is the swirl of infinity. This represents the eternal war, brought about by the elixir of youth, the reason why Callista and her army will never age.
Characters from this army that you can expect to see in A Chronicle of Chaos include:
Callista Nienna – Warrior queen and matriarch of the Children of Light.
Hayden Lennox – One of Callista’s husbands, and father of many of her children.
Ryan Thialdor – One of Callista’s sons and a powerful, high-ranking officer in the army.
Jordan Thialdor – Another of Callista’s sons. As a child genius, Jordan became the head of the tactical division in the Children of Light and now masterminds many of Callista’s military operations.
Mikhail Bavelize – A young man who joined the Children of Light after defecting from the Brotherhood. Mikhail has an incredible power, but is reluctant to use it.
Cover art and symbols designed by Irina French: facebook.com/irinafrenchdigitalart/
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